A Visit to Vida Verde

A Visit to Vida Verde

It’s a bright, cold February morning in Half Moon Bay. Sixth-graders are walking around the garden, collecting leaves of kale and chard, using their senses to scope out items for a scavenger hunt. Nearby, another group of students gather on a semicircle of hay bales to learn about milking goats, bolstering their voices to be heard over the contented clucking of the laying hens who wander the neighboring pasture. It is, for all intents and purposes, a typical morning at Vida Verde Nature Education.

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Creating Solutions For Morocco’s Rural Girls

Creating Solutions For Morocco’s Rural Girls

Life in the Berber villages of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains is very different from the city streets of Marrakech. Here, people live without many of the amenities and modern luxuries we take for granted. The greatest things missing, however, are schools. Children who wish to study are forced to take long, arduous journeys to cities with universities. Girls are often disenfranchised from continuing education, as the journey is perceived as too far, or too dangerous.

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